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Clare Dillon

Technology Evangelist – helping organisations capitalise on emerging tech trends

why book clare?

  • A passionate speaker on digital transformation and organisational change, highlighting the impact of technology on our evolving world
  • With over 20 years of experience in leadership development, business strategy, and technology evangelism, Clare Dillon is an expert in maximising opportunities presented by technology trends
  • Key member of Microsoft Ireland Leadership Team for 8 years during the company’s transformation to a cloud services organisation
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Clare Dillon was a key member of the Microsoft Ireland Leadership Team for 8 years as Microsoft transformed from a software product to a cloud services organisation, giving her first-hand experience of leading through times of change. Heading up the Developer Experience and Evangelism team, she was focused on establishing partnerships with software as a service (SaaS) companies to drive their success on the Microsoft platform, from both a technical and business perspective. She has also served on the board of the National Digital Research Centre, the Irish Internet Association and on the Industry Guidance Board of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce.

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Technology Trends Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Changing Shape of Business in the 21st Century

Culture Change Required for a Digital World

Lessons Learned from Microsoft’s Digital Transformation

Introduction to AI for Non-Techies

AI and the Rise of the Machines: Should We Be Afraid?

Ethics of AI – the Potential Pitfalls of Implementing AI

Clare Dillon


You may want to go deeper with your audience. Masterclasses can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.

Tech Trends to Capitalise On

Clare Dillon uses her expertise and insight to help organisations to capitalise on emerging tech trends, some of which have been accelerated by the pandemic. Each masterclass is tailored for your particular industry, so she can do a deep-dive into how both larger and micro-trends affect that industry or a sector within it. Participants gain a much better understanding of how to identify the trends that affect them, and how to make the most of them in the immediate and longer term.


“Clare made an engaging and energetic presentation on AI innovation at our conference on “Patenting Artificial Intelligence” in Munich on 30 May 2018, setting the tone for the day and being a major contributor to the very positive feedback we received for the event. For me as an organiser, it was a real pleasure to work with Clare as she translated perfectly the aims we had for the conference through the structure, content and enthusiasm of her presentation. She also convened important messages through her participation as a panellist in the panel discussion on the “Challenges of drafting applications for AI-related inventions”.

Pia Björk, European Patent Office

“Thanks to Clare for the excellent keynote. I liked her presentation very much and thought it fitted well into the conference.”

Daniel Shalloe, European Patent Office 

“On behalf of all of Oracle Digital we wanted to thank you for the interest and time you have given to our initiative this morning. I hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did. We only received positive feedback.”

Carmen & Arthur, Oracle Digital